Equal Rights to the Curriculum: Many Languages, One Message

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Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Education - 168 pages
Addressing issues that educators, policy makers and parents of linguistically diverse children must face when teaching in, administrating or choosing an international school, the author draws on teaching theory to propose guidelines, best practice and cheklists for ensuring that all children benefit from an inclusive curriculum.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Hidden and Overt Power Structures in International Schools
1
Chapter 2 Research Theory and Good Practice
35
Chapter 3 Third Culture Children
66
Chapter 4 ESL Parents Seen But Not Heard
76
Chapter 5 Promoting Other Languages
90
Chapter 6 Choosing an Effective International School for Your Child
106
An Internationalism Audit
133
Glossary
138
Further Reading
159
References
162
Index
166
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About the author (2008)

Eithne Gallagher is recognised as an authority in the field of ESL in International Education. She has worked in International Education for over twenty years and has taught English as a foreign language, French as a foreign language and ESL at both primary and secondary levels. Presently Eithne works as an ESL teacher in the Elementary department of Marymount International School Rome. She has been chair of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) ESL & Mother-tongue committee, is a regular presenter at International School conferences and has delivered workshops and lectures for teachers and administrators across Europe. Her writings on ESL & Mother-tongue issues have been published in the International Schools Journal and Magazine. Eithne is the mother of three bilingual children and lives with her family on a hilltop outside Rome.

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